and control of lands around the Mediterranean basin, the Ottoman Empire was at the center of interactions between the Eastern and Western worlds for six centuries. 124 The Caribbean Community feared "Venezuelan expansionism especially the Hugo Chavez variety" when the Bolivarian Navy of Venezuela established a base on Isla Aves, stating that Venezuela would attempt to expand its exclusive economic zone further into Caribbean waters. 34 This provided incentives for imperial and colonial powers to obtain "information to fill in blank spaces on contemporary maps". British imperialism continued for a few years, notably with its involvement in the Iranian coup d'état of 1953 and in Egypt during the Suez Crisis in 1956. The people of these climates were believed to be in need of guidance and intervention from a European empire to aid in the governing of a more evolved social structure; they were seen as incapable of such a feat. Niall Ferguson, Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World, Penguin Books, 2004, isbn Michael Hardt and Toni Negri, Empire, Harvard University Press, 2000, isbn. Mehmet Akif Okur, Rethinking Empire After 9/11: Towards A New Ontological Image of World Order, Perceptions, Journal of International Affairs, Volume XII, Winter 2007,. However, colonialism still includes invasion.
Turbulent Passage A Global History of mla citation reprinted essay the Twentieth Century (Fourth.). "Soviet Colonialism in Central Asia". 40 :710 Because of the resources made available by imperialism, the world's economy grew significantly and became much more interconnected in the decades before World War I, making the many imperial powers rich and prosperous. Thus, Japan initiated a process of modernization through central planning and a firm direction of the government. 34 He states that maps "contributed to empire by promoting, assisting, and legitimizing the extension of French and British power into West Africa". At first, Japan was in good standing with the victorious Allied powers of World War I, but different discrepancies and dissatisfaction with the rewards of the treaties cooled the relations with them, for example American pressure forced it to return the Shandong area.
23 According to Said, orientalism allowed Europe to establish itself as the superior and the norm, which justified its dominance over the essentialized Orient. Jane Hathaway, The Arab Lands under Ottoman Rule, (2008). Starting with the unification of China under the Qin Dynasty, later Chinese dynasties continued to follow its form of expansions.